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After we landed in Fort Lauderdale and picked up our Camaro Convertible, we started the approximately two hour drive to our first stop, Key Largo.
We had redeemed 80,000 Hilton HHonors points for a two night stay.
Our room at the Hampton Inn Key Largo was spacious and had some subtle tropical designs, like a textured headboard that had a thatch-like look, and a slanted ceiling with horizontal beams. There was even a ceiling fan, which is a rarity in hotel rooms.
There was a king size bed, a small sofa and coffee table, a desk with two chairs, and a TV that was about 36 inches.
There were outlets right on top of the nightstand, which are always appreciated (but only one one side of the bed, which was kind of annoying). There was even a spot for two USB plugs!
As you walked into the room, there were two small countertop areas on the left and right. One side had a refrigerator and microwave, while the other side had a small sink and coffee pot.
The bathroom was spacious, but it didn’t have as much countertop space as other Hampton Inn’s that I have stayed at.
There was no tub, but a large shower area with a half glass door.
I will say that the water pressure was not great. I have LONG hair, and it took FOREVER to wash shampoo out of it. Even Ken said that with his short hair, he thought the water pressure was too light to even wash his hair quickly.
Balcony and View from the Room
It looks like pretty much every room at the Hampton Inn has a balcony, but it doesn’t look like there are any direct waterfront balcony rooms. There are some that have a view of the water by looking to the side, but as we walked around the exterior of the hotel, we didn’t see any rooms that faced the water.
Our balcony faced the pool.
If you look all the way to where the palm trees end in the below picture, that is the water and beach at the Hampton Inn Key Largo.
There were two small chairs on the balcony.
Hampton Inn Key Largo Grounds, Beach, and Exterior
The Hampton Inn is right off the main road that goes through the Keys (Overseas Highway). It’s hidden a bit by some palm trees.
We walked around the beach area at the Hampton Inn. The weather was plenty hot enough for the beach, but it was completely empty. I guess early November is the off season for the Florida Keys? The beach area was small, but lovely. There really aren’t any “big” beaches in the Florida Keys at all.
Although we didn’t take advantage of it, it looks like there were kayaks and other things available to rent.
Directly next to the beach was a lagoon of some sort.
Right behind the beach area was a lovely covered bar area.
The bartender working introduced us to his parrot, and Ken even got to hold him for a while. After the parrot nipped at his arm a few times, Ken decided it was time to give him back.
Lobby and Dining Area at Hampton Inn Key Largo
The Hampton Inn Key Largo provides a free buffet breakfast daily, which includes hot food items. Unlike other hotels that tend to dedicate just a tiny space to the buffet area, the Hampton Inn Key Largo had a very spacious area.
The countertop seating even had plugs if you wanted to do some work on a laptop there.
The lobby area was small but perfectly functional.
There was coffee available all the time in the lobby.
Outside of the main lobby area was a small business area with two computers, perfect if you needed to print a boarding pass or anything.
There were also some additional seating areas.
Overall, we had a fantastic stay. The hotel was centrally located in Key Largo, had beach access, and plenty of parking. Although the water pressure was abysmal, and we did notice a few ants that had gotten into a package of cookies we had left on the desk, we’d definitely recommend the Hampton Inn Key Largo to anybody looking for a place to stay in that area!